ESS Lab Peer-Reviewed Publications

Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals, by members of the ESS lab.

Publications by members of the ESS Lab

Ruiz, D., Becerra, M., Jagai, J. S., Ard, K., & Sargis, R. M. (2018). Disparities in environmental exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and diabetes risk in vulnerable populations. Diabetes Care, 41(1), 193-205.

Riley, C. B., Perry, K. I., Ard, K., & Gardiner, M. M. (2018). Asset or Liability? Ecological and Sociological Tradeoffs of Urban Spontaneous Vegetation on Vacant Land in Shrinking Cities. Sustainability, 10(7), 2139.

Bullock, C., Ard, K., & Saalman, G. (2018). Measuring the Relationship between State Environmental Justice Action and Air Pollution Inequality, 1990–2009. Review of Policy Research, 35(3), 466-490.

Ard, K. (2019). 3D Charts: Air Pollution Changes in Metropolitan Detroit, 1988-2004. Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts: Maps, Archives, and Timelines.

Ard, K. (2019). Food Justice Now! Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle. The American Journal of Sociology, 125(2), 621-623.

Ard, K., & Bullock, C. (2020). Concentrating risk? The geographic concentration of health risks from industrial air toxins across America. In Spatiotemporal Analysis of Air Pollution and Its Application in Public Health (pp. 277-292). Elsevier.

Bodin, Ö., Alexander, S. M., Baggio, J., Barnes, M. L., Berardo, R., Cumming, G. S., ... & Guerrero, A. M. (2019). Improving network approaches to the study of complex social-ecological interdependencies. Nature Sustainability2(7), 551-559.

Bruskotter, J. T., Vucetich, J. A., Slagle, K. M., Berardo, R., Singh, A. S., & Wilson, R. S. (2018). Support for the U.S. Endangered Species Act over Time and Space: Controversial Species do not Weaken Public Support for Protective Legislation. Conservation Letters11(6), e12595.

Heikkila, T., Berardo, R., Weible, C. M., & Yi, H. (2019). A Comparative View of Advocacy Coalitions: Exploring Shale Development Politics in the United States, Argentina, and China. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice21(2), 151-166.

Mewhirter, J., & Berardo, R. (2019). The Impact of Forum Interdependence and Network Structure on Actor Performance in Complex Governance Systems. Policy Studies Journal47(1), 159-177.

Costie, D. P., Holm, F., & Berardo, R. (2018). Hydraulic fracturing, coalition activity and shock: Assessing the potential for coalition-based collective action in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta formation. The Extractive Industries and Society5(4), 499-507.

Berardo, R., & Holm, F. (2018). The participation of core stakeholders in the design of, and challenges to, the US Clean Power Plan. Climate policy18(9), 1152-1164.

Berardo, R., Turner, V. K., & Rice, S. (2019). Systemic coordination and the problem of seasonal harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Ecology and Society24(3).

Lubell, M., Mewhirter, J., Berardo, R., & Scholz, J. (2019). The Origins of Conflict in Polycentric Governance Systems.

Berardo, R., & Lubell, M. (2019). The ecology of games as a theory of polycentricity: recent advances and future challenges. Policy Studies Journal47(1), 6-26.

Mewhirter, J., Lubell, M., & Berardo, R. (2018). Institutional Externalities and actor performance in polycentric governance systems. Environmental policy and governance28(4), 295-307.

Brooks, J. S., Waring, T. M., Mulder, M. B., & Richerson, P. J. (2018). Applying cultural evolution to sustainability challenges: an introduction to the special issueSustainability Science13(1), 1-8.

Bruskotter, J. T., Vucetich, J. A., Dietsch, A., Slagle, K. M., Brooks, J. S., & Nelson, M. P. (2019). Conservationists’ moral obligations toward wildlife: Values and identity promote conservation conflict. Biological Conservation240, 108296.

Claborn, K. A., & Brooks, J. S. (2019). Can We Consume Less and Gain More? Environmental Efficiency of Well-being at the Individual Level. Ecological Economics156(C), 110-120.

Brooks, J., Reyes-García, V., & Burnside, W. (2018). Re-examining balinese subaks through the lens of cultural multilevel selection. Sustainability science13(1), 35-47.

Hillis, V., Bell, A., Brandt, J., & Brooks, J. S. (2018). Applying a cultural multilevel selection framework to the adoption of sustainable management practices in California viticultureSustainability science13(1), 71-80.

Wang, S. W., Lee, W. K., Brooks, J. S., & Dorji, C. (2019). Awareness of the Convention on Biological Diversity and provisions regarding access and benefit sharing among multiple stakeholder groups in BhutanOryx, 1-8.

Vucetich, J. A., Burnham, D., Macdonald, E. A., Bruskotter, J. T., Marchini, S., Zimmermann, A., & Macdonald, D. W. (2018). Just conservation: What is it and should we pursue it? Biological Conservation221, 23-33.

van Eeden, L. M., Newsome, T. M., Crowther, M. S., Dickman, C. R., & Bruskotter, J. T. (2019). Social identity shapes support for management of wildlife and pests. Biological conservation231, 167-173.

Vucetich, J. A., Burnham, D., Johnson, P. J., Loveridge, A. J., Nelson, M. P., Bruskotter, J. T., & Macdonald, D. W. (2019). The value of argument analysis for understanding ethical considerations pertaining to trophy hunting and lion conservation. Biological conservation235, 260-272.

Slagle, K. M., Dietsch, A. M., & Bruskotter, J. T. (2019). Hunting for acceptance: Ohio’s experience with recent bobcat harvest proposals reveals a dilemma agencies will increasingly face. Human Dimensions of Wildlife24(3), 285-288.

Batavia, C., Bruskotter, J. T., Jones, J. A., Vucetich, J. A., Gosnell, H., & Nelson, M. P. (2018). How type of beneficiary influences the effectiveness of conservation outreach messages. Biological conservation228, 158-166.

Vucetich, J. A., Burnham, D., Macdonald, E. A., Bruskotter, J. T., Marchini, S., Zimmermann, A., & Macdonald, D. W. (2018). Authority, cultural relativism and the principles of just conservation: Rejoinder to Pooley and Redpath. (2018). Biological Conservation223.

Slagle, K. M., & Bruskotter, J. T. (2019). Tolerance for Wildlife: A psychological perspective. Human‐wildlife interactions: Turning conflict into coexistence, 85-106.

Dietsch, A. M., Manfredo, M. J., Sullivan, L., Bruskotter, J. T., & Teel, T. L. (2019). A Multilevel, Systems View of Values Can Inform a Move towards Human–Wildlife Coexistence. Human–Wildlife Interactions: Turning Conflict into Coexistence23, 20.

Manfredo, M. J., Urquiza-Haas, E. G., Carlos, A. W. D., Bruskotter, J. T., & Dietsch, A. M. (2019). How anthropomorphism is changing the social context of modern wildlife conservationBiological Conservation, 108297.

Dietsch, A. M., Slagle, K. M., Baruch-Mordo, S., Breck, S. W., & Ciarniello, L. M. (2017). Education is not a panacea for reducing human-black bear conflict.

Hamilton, M., & Lubell, M. (2018). Collaborative governance of climate change adaptation across spatial and institutional scales. Policy Studies Journal, 46(2), 222-247.

Sayles, J. S., Garcia, M. M., Hamilton, M., Alexander, S. M., Baggio, J. A., Fischer, A. P., ... & Pittman, J. (2019). Social-ecological network analysis for sustainability sciences: a systematic review and innovative research agenda for the future. Environmental Research Letters, 14(9), 093003.

Hamilton, M., Lubell, M., & Namaganda, E. (2018). Cross-level linkages in an ecology of climate change adaptation policy games. Ecology and Society, 23(2).

Hamilton, M., Fischer, A. P., Guikema, S. D., & Keppel‐Aleks, G. (2018). Behavioral adaptation to climate change in wildfire‐prone forests. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9(6), e553.

Hamilton, M. L., & Lubell, M. (2019). Climate change adaptation, social capital, and the performance of polycentric governance institutions.  Climatic change, 152(3-4), 307-326.

Hamilton, M. (2018). Understanding what shapes varying perceptions of the procedural fairness of transboundary environmental decision-making processes. Ecology and Society, 23(4).

Sayles, J. S., Garcia, M. M., Hamilton, M., Alexander, S. M., Baggio, J. A., Fischer, A. P., ... & Pittman, J. (2019). Social-ecological network analysis for sustainability sciences: a systematic review and innovative research agenda for the future.  Environmental Research Letters, 14(9), 093003.

Hamilton, M., Salerno, J., & Fischer, A. P. (2019). Cognition of complexity and trade-offs in a wildfire-prone social-ecological system. Environmental Research Letters, 14(12), 125017.

Hamilton, M., Hileman, J., & Bodin, Ö. (2019). Evaluating heterogeneous brokerage: New conceptual and methodological approaches and their application to multi-level environmental governance networks. Social Networks.

Inwood, S., Knudson, A., Becot, F. A., Braun, B., Goetz, S. J., Kolodinsky, J. M., ... & Welborn, R. (2018). Health Insurance and National Farm Policy. Choices, 33(1), 1-7.

Beery, T. H., & Lekies, K. S. (2019). Childhood collecting in nature: quality experience in important places. Children's Geographies, 17(1), 118-131.

Barnett, M. J., Jackson-Smith, D., & Haeffner, M. (2018). Influence of recreational activity on water quality perceptions and concerns in Utah: A replicated analysis. Journal of outdoor recreation and tourism, 22, 26-36.

Sigler, W. A., Ewing, S. A., Jones, C. A., Payn, R. A., Brookshire, E. J., Klassen, J. K., ... & Weissmann, G. S. (2018). Connections among soil, ground, and surface water chemistries characterize nitrogen loss from an agricultural landscape in the upper Missouri River basin. Journal of Hydrology, 556, 247-261.

Haeffner, M., Jackson‐Smith, D., & Flint, C. G. (2018). Social position influencing the water perception gap between local leaders and constituents in a socio‐hydrological system. Water Resources Research, 54(2), 663-679.

Hale, R. L., Flint, C. G., Jackson‐Smith, D., & Endter‐Wada, J. (2018). Social dimensions of urban flood experience, exposure, and concern. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 54(5), 1137-1150.

Petrzelka, P., Ellis, C., Jackson-Smith, D., & Theodori, G. (2018). Fracking communities, fractured communication: Information transfer and transparency of the energy industry. In Governing Shale Gas (pp. 198-210). Routledge.

Junod, A. N., Jacquet, J. B., Fernando, F., & Flage, L. (2018). Life in the goldilocks zone: perceptions of place disruption on the periphery of the Bakken Shale. Society & natural resources, 31(2), 200-217.

Jacquet, J. B., Junod, A. N., Bugden, D., Wildermuth, G., Fergen, J. T., Jalbert, K., ... & Glenna, L. (2018). A decade of Marcellus Shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The Extractive Industries and Society, 5(4), 596-609.

Ferguson, M. D., Powers, S. L., Trauntvein, N., Jacquet, J. B., Graefe, A. R., & Mowen, A. J. (2019). Winds of change–Predicting water-based recreationists' support and opposition for offshore wind energy development in the Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45(1), 187-195.

Jacquet, J., Witt, K., Rifkin, W., & Haggerty, J. H. (2018). A complex adaptive system or just a tangled mess?. Governing Shale Gas: Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

Wang, T., Jim, H., Kasu, B. B., Jacquet, J., & Kumar, S. (2019). Soil Conservation Practice Adoption in the Northern Great Plains: Economic versus Stewardship Motivations. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 44(1835-2019-1561), 404-421.

Junod, A. N., & Jacquet, J. B. (2019). Shale gas in coal country: Testing the Goldilocks Zone of energy impacts in the western Appalachian range. Energy Research & Social Science, 55, 155-167.

Jacquet, J. B., & Fergen, J. T. (2018). The vertical patterns of wind energy: The effects of wind farm ownership on rural communities in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 13(2).

Fergen, J. T., Jacquet, J. B., Kasu, B., Barnett, M., Junod, A., & Kumar, S. (2018). Out Where the West Begins: Measuring Land-Use Preferences and Environmental Attitudes across the Great Plains Transition Zone. Great Plains Research, 28(2), 155-172.

Kasu, B. B., Jacquet, J., Junod, A., Kumar, S., & Wang, T. (2019). Rationale and Motivation of Agricultural Producers in Adopting Crop Rotation in the Northern Great Plains, USA. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 17(4), 287-297.

Wang, T., Kasu, B., Jacquet, J., & Kumar, S. (2018). Tailoring extension effort for promotion of diversified crop rotation system.

Cortus, E., Kasu, B., Jacquet, J., Embertson, N., Schmidt, A. M., Lim, T. T., & Heemstra, J. (2018). Relevant Information Sources in the Vast and Complex Manure Nutrient Management Network. Journal of Extension, 56(3), n3.

Lobao, L., Gray, M., Cox, K., & Kitson, M. (2018). The shrinking state? Understanding the assault on the public sector. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.

Kelly, P., & Lobao, L. (2019). The social bases of rural‐urban political divides: Social status, work, and sociocultural beliefs. Rural Sociology, 84(4), 669-705.

Adua, L., & Lobao, L. (2019). The Growth Machine Across the United States: Business Actors’ Influence on Communities’ Economic Development and Limited‐Government Austerity Policies. City & Community, 18(2), 462-482.

Sharp, J. S. (2018). Policy Issues: Rural and Urban Community Effects. In Encyclopedia of Animal Science-(Two-Volume Set) (pp. 882-884). CRC Press.

Sintov, N., Geislar, S., & White, L. V. (2019). Cognitive accessibility as a new factor in proenvironmental spillover: results from a field study of household food waste management.  Environment and Behavior, 51(1), 50-80.

Gomes, C., Dietterich, T., Barrett, C., Conrad, J., Dilkina, B., Ermon, S., ... & Fink, D. (2019). Computational sustainability: Computing for a better world and a sustainable future. Communications of the ACM, 62(9), 56-65.

White, L. V., & Sintov, N. D. (2018). Inaccurate consumer perceptions of monetary savings in a demand-side response programme predict programme acceptance. Nature Energy, 3(12), 1101-1108.

Sintov, N., Seyranian, V., & Lyet, A. (2019). Fostering adoption of conservation technologies: A case study with wildlife law enforcement rangers. Oryx, 53(3), 479-483.

White, L. V., & Sintov, N. D. (2019). Health and financial impacts of demand-side response measures differ across sociodemographic groups. Nature Energy, 1-11.

White, L. V., & Sintov, N. D. (2019). Varied health and financial impacts of time-of-use energy rates across sociodemographic groups raise equity concerns.  Nature Energy, 1-2.

Sintov, N. D., White, L. V., & Walpole, H. (2019). Thermostat wars? The roles of gender and thermal comfort negotiations in household energy use behavior. PloS one, 14(11).

Weiss, S. A., Corace III, R. G., Toman, E. L., Herms, D. A., & Goebel, P. C. (2018). Wildlife implications across snag treatment types in jack pine stands of Upper Michigan. Forest Ecology and Management, 409, 407-416.

Slagle, K. M., Wilson, R. S., Bruskotter, J. T., & Toman, E. (2019). The symbolic wolf: A construal level theory analysis of the perceptions of wolves in the United States. Society & natural resources, 32(3), 322-337.

Toman, E., Walpole, E. H., & Heeren, A. (2019). From conflict to shared visions: Science, learning, and developing common ground. In A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management (pp. 103-118). Routledge.

Toman, E., Curtis, A. L., & Mendham, E. (2019). Same as it ever was? Stability and change over 15 years in a rural district in southeastern Australia. Society & natural resources, 32(1), 113-132.

Sherry, J., Curtis, A., Mendham, E., & Toman, E. (2018). Cultural landscapes at risk: Exploring the meaning of place in a sacred valley of Nepal. Global Environmental Change, 52, 190-200.

Weiss, S. A., Toman, E. L., & Corace, R. G. (2019). Aligning endangered species management with fire-dependent ecosystem restoration: manager perspectives on red-cockaded woodpecker and longleaf pine management actions. Fire Ecology, 15(1), 1-14.

Toman, E., Walpole, E. H., & Heeren, A. (2019). 6 From conflict to shared visions. A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management: Policy and Practice insights from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.

Toman, E. (2019). Wildland Fire Policy and Climate Change: Evolution of Fire Policy and Current Needs. The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands.

Smith, D. R., Wilson, R. S., King, K. W., Zwonitzer, M., McGrath, J. M., Harmel, R. D., ... & Johnson, L. T. (2018). Lake Erie, phosphorus, and microcystin: Is it really the farmer's fault? . Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 73(1), 48-57.

Young, O. R., Webster, D. G., Cox, M. E., Raakjær, J., Blaxekjær, L. Ø., Einarsson, N., R.S. Wilson ... & Carothers, C. (2018). Moving beyond panaceas in fisheries governance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(37), 9065-9073.

Gerber, L. R., Runge, M. C., Maloney, R. F., Iacona, G. D., Drew, C. A., Avery-Gomm, S., R.S. Wilson ... & Maguire, L. A. (2018). Endangered species recovery: A resource allocation problem. Science, 362(6412), 284-286.

Wilson, R. S., Schlea, D. A., Boles, C. M., & Redder, T. M. (2018). Using models of farmer behavior to inform eutrophication policy in the Great Lakes. Water research, 139, 38-46.

Bruskotter, J. T., Vucetich, J. A., Slagle, K. M., Berardo, R., Singh, A. S., & Wilson, R. S. (2018). Support for the US Endangered Species Act over time and space: Controversial species do not weaken public support for protective legislation. Conservation Letters, 11(6), e12595.

Wilson, R. S., Zwickle, A., & Walpole, H. (2019). Developing a broadly applicable measure of risk perception. Risk Analysis, 39(4), 777-791.

Burnett, E., Wilson, R. S., Heeren, A., & Martin, J. (2018). Farmer adoption of cover crops in the western Lake Erie basin. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 73(2), 143-155.

Wilson, R. S., Beetstra, M. A., Reutter, J. M., Hesse, G., Fussell, K. M. D., Johnson, L. T., ... & Winslow, C. (2019). Commentary: Achieving phosphorus reduction targets for Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45(1), 4-11.

Gray, S. G., Raimi, K. T., Wilson, R., & Árvai, J. (2019). Will Millennials save the world? The effect of age and generational differences on environmental concern. Journal of environmental management, 242, 394-402.

Bessette, D., Zwickle, S., & Wilson, R. (2019). In the weeds: distinguishing organic farmers who want information about ecological weed management from those who need it. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 34(5), 460-471.

Bessette, D. L., Wilson, R. S., & Arvai, J. L. (2019). Do people disagree with themselves? Exploring the internal consistency of complex, unfamiliar, and risky decisions. Journal of Risk Research, 1-13.

Bessette, D., Wilson, R., Beaudrie, C., & Schroeder, C. (2019). An online decision support tool to evaluate ecological weed management strategies. Weed Science, 67(4), 463-473.

T. Zimnicki, T. Boring, G. Evenson, M. Kalcic, D.L. Karlen, R.S. Wilson, Y. Zhang and J. Blesh. In press. “On quantifying water quality benefits of healthy soils”. Bioscience.

Wilson, R. S., Herziger, A., Hamilton, M., & Brooks, J. S. (2020). From incremental to transformative adaptation in individual responses to climate-exacerbated hazards. Nature Climate Change, 1-9.

H. Walpole, R.S. Wilson, and S. McCaffrey. (2019). If you love it, let it go: The role of home attachment in delaying evacuation decision making. Environment, Systems, and Decisions. 

H. Seeger and R.S. Wilson. (2019). Diffusion of innovations and public communication campaigns: An examination of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. Journal of Applied Communication, 103(2). 

Karns, G. R., Heeren, A., Toman, E. L., Wilson, R. S., Szerek, H. K., & Bruskotter, J. T. (2018). Should grizzly bears be hunted or protected? Social and organizational affiliations influence scientific judgments Can. Wildlife Biol. Manage, 7, 19-30.


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